Spotlight on - Sabina Green
We put the Spotlight on Sabina Green, blog owner and freelance copywriter! You can find her blog, Mummy Matters, here.
I began blogging in 2009 whilst on maternity leave with my daughter as a way of keeping my grey cells active. My intention had been to return to work at the end of maternity leave but by then I was already making money from blogging and saw it as a way of fulfilling my dream of being a stay at home Mum.
How did you get into blogging?
I kind of fell into it really, it wasn’t something I’d heard of until a Mum I met on maternity leave mentioned that she had started a blog. I never thought it would become my career but here I am 11 years later still loving it.
What are some of the biggest challenges you have faced?
I have always stayed true to myself, been honest about what I can and can’t do. I have found a likeminded group of bloggers who help each other in any way that we can whether that be through sharing opportunities, giving advice or the occasional skill swap. Blogging offers a huge sense of community, I love it.
The only real setbacks I would say have been finding the right work-life balance and knowing when to say no. This took me a long time but in the end, I realised that it was ok to say no sometimes and that it didn’t mean the opportunities would stop altogether.
What gives you the motivation to succeed?
I want my family to be proud of me, to be able to show my children that they can do anything if they put in the hard work and determination.
Can you share something important that you have learnt through your journey?
Take time out for yourself. Someone once said to me that my site was called Mummy Matters but they couldn’t see where “Mummy mattered” and I realised they were right, I didn’t take time out for myself and as a result felt quite stressed out so I joined the gym and ensure I make time for my friends to have time away from the home and office.
Live the life you love, love the life you live.
What three tips would you give to people starting their careers?
Believe in yourself, don’t let anyone say you can’t and remember to take time out to recharge.
What is the best bit of advice that you have ever been given?
My Mum always told me that I could be anything that I wanted to if I just believed in myself, I still love that.
A leadership lesson you’ve learned?
Appreciate those in your team, I have had the most respect for the leaders who respect their team.
Thanks so much to Sabina for chatting with us. You can check out Sabina's blog here!